So it appears that Luis Suarez actually did take time out to play football in the park with a 7-year-old boy with Down Syndrome.
The picture of the Liverpool star with the boy, his uncle and his cousin has been doing the rounds on Reddit recently. Yesterday, the cousin in question gave some background to the chance meeting.
Redditor benjibean claims that the following incident took place (all sic):
Bit more background due to interest. Initially he just ran over and took the ball of my cousin . My uncle (pictured) didn't realise it was Suarez initially and thought it was just some annoying man.
Luis was interacting with my cousin and letting him nutmeg him.Yes that's right, my seven year old cousin has nut-megged Suarez. Obviously my uncles was mind blown once he realised it was Suarez and asked for the picture.
Now my cousin when he grows up has a picture with one of the best Liverpool players to grace anfield. So thanks Suarez. What a guy you are. This was around all the Evra/ivanovic drama, and made my believe he has a true compassion.
This is of course the second story so far this week of a Liverpool sharpshooter taking time out for some young fans.
Abuse-spewing tooth-sinker he may be, only the most disingenuous troll could deny that Suarez, a father himself, was anything but kind to the kid and his family.